As one might expect, JJohn Eastman found himself in an uncomfortable position today because he was likely in the room when Donald Trump called the Georgia secretary of state, “I only need 11,700 votes, folks. Give me a break.” Judging by Eastman’s answers before a Georgia grand jury today, this may not be good legal advice.from NBC Finance:
A lawyer who pushed to overthrow then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, appeared before a grand jury in Georgia on Wednesday, his lawyer said. refusing to answer questions.
John Eastman also invoked protections of attorney-client privilege by refusing to answer at least some of the questions he was asked before the grand jury, his attorneys said.
As Trump famously said:
“You see thugs taking Fifth Avenue. If you’re innocent, why are you accepting the Fifth Amendment?”
Well, in some cases, you don’t want to risk being taken out of context, but – yes, usually when you’re guilty and you’re a lawyer sitting next to Trump, you go for fifth; “Just call Give them, tell them you need votes, give them a little enthusiasm…” You might want to strongly consider the fifth.
But Eastman had long known that was coming.
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